Varjak Paw
S F Said, illustrated by Dave McKean

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Narrated By: Andrew Sachs

Duration: 4 hours and 11 minutes

What to expect

Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He's never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way - a secret martial art for cats.

Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and, strangest of all the mysterious Vanishings.


Children's / Teenage fiction: Action & adventure stories, Children's / Teenage fiction: Nature & animal stories

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The cat magic mystique is brilliant

Author of Watership Down

Stylish, original and inventive, Varjak Paw is a modern children's classic


The New York Times

A beguiling tale that sticks in the memory. The cat's whiskers

The Sunday Times

The book is compulsive reading; we are with Varjak every step of his way, willing him to succeed. Independent readers of 9 upwards will treasure it, not least for its illustrations, and some will camp out on the publisher's doorstep for the sequel